Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Senior Associate, Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Competitive remuneration package
17 Jan 2022
17 Feb 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job description

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

As the world is changing rapidly with the emergence of the digital age, finance teams are viewed as strategic advisors, to innovate the way finance supports the organisation by thinking strategically across all aspects of the changing business landscape. As a Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) advisor, you will be a trusted business advisor to our clients, collaborating across the finance organization to support our managers in planning, decision support and management reporting, including leveraging technology and the alliances with sector-leading businesses to drive digital transformation in the FP&A function. You will be part of a team that provides insights and services that accelerates decision-making and innovation to build a stronger, more efficient and sustainable finance function.

You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because your professional development is important to us and we are fully committed to helping you realise your potential.

The opportunity

The Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team works with businesses and finance teams to address the risks of accounting, financial and management reporting and regulatory issues. FAAS teams serve as trusted advisors, both practical and innovative, to help our clients navigate through accounting and reporting challenges driven by the changing economic and regulatory environment.

As a Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) FP&A advisor, you will require deep domain and process knowledge surrounding Finance Business Partnering and FP&A to work closely with businesses in the planning, budgeting cycle and also FP&A to provide and drive better insights that support major corporate decisions of the business leaders. You will work closely with our FAAS managers to support the FP&A and Budgeting and Planning (B&P) teams in our client firms and be able to understand and remediate the challenges of their processes, the needs of the businesses and design reports to drive better insights. On technology, you would be required to work with the implementation consultants to implement Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tools. As EPM includes consolidation, in addition to budgeting and planning, you would be working closely with the Corporate consolidation teams to drive robust integration between B&P and financial consolidation processes.

Your key responsibilities

  • Translating client problems into business requirements that can be packaged into delivery functions for execution
  • Delivering finance and accounting process improvement and finance transformation projects, incorporating digital opportunities

Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for candidates with experience in the following technical competencies:

  • Developing and modelling key value drivers for enterprise performance management
  • Technology enablement of FP&A function, covering the process in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and dynamic scenario planning, and management reporting
  • Working closely with the practice leaders or managers to develop and/or support the execution of account strategies
  • Supporting the practice leaders and senior executives in generating new business connections and development of engagement pipeline
  • Engaging in conversations directly with clients or through EY connections to understand the needs of prospective and current accounts
  • Managing the various projects and ensuring the successful delivery of service offerings to our clients
  • Proactively participate in staff recruitment, mentoring, development and career path planning for our staff
  • Ensuring effective and efficient project execution according to professional and EY standards, set budgets, and timelines

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A University Degree qualification and above is preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in finance business partnering, B&P and FP&A roles in commercial firms
  • Exposure to supporting the Planning, budgeting, Consolidation, Enterprise wide KPI and reporting framework, Profitability/cost analysis, working with finance teams and business units to drive better insights
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Performance Management solutions/tools like Tagetik, Anaplan, Jedox, Hyperion Planning Management, OneStream, Host Analytics, Adaptive Insights, Oracle EPM, SAP Analytics, including visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI etc.
  • Skilled in use of data and possess excellent excel skills to generate back end reporting for business users
  • Understanding of process improvement methodologies and tools
  • Deep analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Solution-oriented with "go-getter" personality
  • Willing to try new ways to solve old problems
  • Able to motivate and develop team members
  • Confident, independent and adaptable
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in supporting the delivery of FP&A transformation projects for Finance function, covering process re-design (e.g. strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting & planning, forecasting, business partnering, commercial support) with digital enablement and governance / control
  • Business decision making via financial analytics, data visualization, digital processes and AI / intelligent forecasting
  • Proven consulting, client-facing skills

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.

What we offer

EY offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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